Bridging Philly

Bridging Philly

Bridging Philly

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From KYW Newsradio 103.9 FM in Philadelphia, Bridging Philly connects our communities to the issues that matter to you. Hosts Racquel Williams, Shara Dae Howard, and Antionette Lee examine the most critical issues facing underserved communities in the Philadelphia region, with insight from experts and regular people making a difference. Presented by Gift of Life Donor Program.
  1. December 04, 2022
    37 min
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    Investing $1.7M for paraprofessionals in Philly schools
    The School District of Philadelphia recently announced its commitment to invest an additional $1.7M to support District paraprofessionals to become teachers. In collaboration with the Philadelphia Federation of…
  2. November 19, 2022
    37 min
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    Care Not Control puts music to the message of ending juvenile incarceration
    This week on Bridging Philly, KYW community impact reporter Racquel Williams speaks with Care Not Control, a Philly nonprofit working to end juvenile incarceration. They just released a new project that puts th…
  3. November 13, 2022
    37 min
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    "It's not sparing anyone." The app makers behind Philly Truce are trying to prevent gun violence in Philadelphia
    This week on Bridging Philly, KYW Community Impact Reporter Racquel Williams speaks with Mazzie Casher and Steven Pickens of Philly Truce, a violence prevention group working tirelessly to stave the gun violenc…
  4. November 06, 2022
    37 min
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    Connecting families in need to important resources with Literacy and More
    This week on Bridging Philly, KYW community impact reporter Racquel Williams speaks with Rachel Honore and Anne Kennan of Literacy and More. Literacy and More is a Philadelphia-based nonprofit organization whos…
  5. October 29, 2022
    34 min
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    Lifting Up Camden's Youth with after-school mentoring
    LUCY Camden (or Lifting Up Camden's Youth) is a comprehensive after-school and summer youth mentoring program. KYW Community Impact reporter Racquel Williams visited their state of the art, renovated space to f…
  6. October 22, 2022
    37 min
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    Important programs helping students with disabilities learn job skills, travel training, and independent living
    This week on Bridging Philly, Racquel Williams talks with Kathy Rafter, Cara Gimble and Cait Pringle from Abington Senior High School. The school has two programs for young adults, ages 18-21, with IEPs, or Ind…
  7. October 18, 2022
    39 min
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    DNA results changed their lives
    Today on Bridging Philly, Racquel Williams talks with two Philadelphia women who decided to take a DNA test to trace their ancestry and they got way more than they bargained for. Lisa Swyer and Donna Garey lear…
  8. October 09, 2022
    48 min
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    Why Ya Fav Trashman is running for City Council
    Terrill Haigler might be better known in Philadelphia as Ya Fav Trashman. The former sanitation worker has built a reputation and an online as an advocate for sanitation workers and cleaner streets. He's writte…
  9. October 01, 2022
    1 hr 7 min
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    The cancer screening crisis, artists honor Harriet Tubman, and Muslims Serve tackles food insecurity
    The City of Philadelphia is working with the American Cancer Society to remind everyone to get screened for cancer. Today on Bridging Philly, we talk with some doctors from ACS about the importance of early det…
  10. September 21, 2022
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    I'm Listening: Talking about mental health saves lives
    I'm Listening is a Bridging Philly special presentation about suicide prevention and the importance of talking about mental health. In this special edition of the show, we talk about the importance of checking…
  11. September 12, 2022
    1 hr 4 min
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    Philly locals using their experiences to bring change to their community
    This week on Bridging Philly, Sistahs in Transformation speak on their upcoming Women's Empowerment Conference happening at the end of September. Sistahs in Transformation is a non-profit that was founded amid…
  12. September 07, 2022
    33 min
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    Healthy Aging Month: Local organization aiding Philly elders through new programing
    This week on Bridging Philly, we highlight Healthy Aging Month, which was designed to focus on the positive aspects of aging. We sit down with the President and CEO of Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, Najja…
  13. August 27, 2022
    31 min
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    Help wanted: How the national teacher shortage impacts Philadelphia
    Summer is officially over for many students and the Philadelphia School District is still trying to fill teacher vacancies. This episode, we sit down with the president of the Philadelphia Federation of Teacher…
  14. August 21, 2022
    1 hr 1 min
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    Philly Native Giving the Max Out of Life to Philly’s Youth
    This week Bridging Philly highlights a motivational speaker and transformational life coach and his efforts in helping youth become empowered, boost their confidence, and value their lives. South Philly native…
  15. August 13, 2022
    1 hr 4 min
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    The AACC highlights the benefits of supporting local Black businesses
    August is Black Business Month. Black business owners make up 10% of the businesses in the nation, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. KYW’s Racquel Williams sits with the president of the African American Cha…
  16. July 31, 2022
    1 hr 7 min
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    Philadelphia Parking Authority starts de-escalation training after an uptick in assaults.
    This week Bridging Philly invited the Philadelphia Parking Authority to get a better understanding of the authority and their mission. KYW’s Racquel Williams sits down with Beth Grossman, Board Chairman, Dennis…
  17. July 23, 2022
    1 hr 4 min
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    Local animal shelters are overcrowded. Is inflation part of the problem?
    Animal Shelters across Philadelphia are filling up with pets. Many pet owners are forced to give up their pets, and many can no longer afford vet bills, food, and other pet necessities.This week Bridging Philly…
  18. July 17, 2022
    37 min
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    Philadelphia’s Energy Coordinating Agency Launches Water Heater Emergency Fund
    ECA’s Heater Hotline team serves numerous calls each week from low-income families who have no hot water. The program plans to assist families with water heater replacements at no cost.This week Bridging Philly…
  19. July 09, 2022
    54 min
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    Philly Organizations Team Up to Fight Food Insecurity for Youth during Summer
    Many students in the Philadelphia School District rely on school meals during the school year. With school being out, kids no longer have access to free lunches. This week Bridging Philly tackles food insecurit…
  20. July 02, 2022
    58 min
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    Roe V. Wade Overturned, What’s Next to Come?
    The wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade sparked a lot of reactions and protests across the nation. Kimberly Mutcherson, co-dean and law professor at Rutgers Law School joins KYW’s Racqu…

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